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The End and the Beginning

The Book of My Life

First published in Germany in 1929, The End and the Beginning is a memoir of a rebellious young woman’s struggle to achieve independence. Born in 1883 into a wealthy aristocratic family of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, Hermynia Zur Mühlen spent much of her childhood travelling in Europe and North Africa with her diplomat father. After five years on her German husband’s estate in czarist Russia she broke with both her family and her husband and set out on a precarious career as a profess...


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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Serie : OBP collection
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2010
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 11 January 2013
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9781906924287
  • Electronic ISBN : 9781906924294
  • Number of pages : 295 p.

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